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Poster: turnphilup Date: Jul 25, 2011 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Magic Trip

Nice review to a movie covering a seminal event in psychedelic history. I personally have never looked at the bus trip with rose tinted glasses on. Taking our own bus trips ('83 Westphalia) to see shows back in the days created enough friction between us guys(forgot my ticket,forgot my weed, forgot money, forgot this, forgot that, forgot my brain!), I can barely fathom what they endured traveling through rural America whacked out of their heads in 1965! Kesey wanted to wake America up and to the vivid realities he saw on LSD. There were causalities on the way and not everybody got the message. I thought of the Dead as sorta of torchbearers to the masses starting with the acid test. Not everyone "passes" so to speak, but 30 years worth of shows was enough to show a lot of people the light, including myself. Peace

There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution." Aldous Huxley, Tavistock Group, California Medical School, 1961